The Top 5 Industries that use Plastic Injection Moulding


Plastic injection moulding is one of the most versatile manufacturing methods available.


Whether you need larger complete items, or small components for other products, plastic injection moulding can cost effectively mass produce high precision parts.


With these benefits, it’s no wonder that a wide range of industries use the method to produce various parts, and in this blog, we’ll be exploring those different industries and detailing what they produce.


Aerospace


One industry which demands a high degree of precision is the aerospace industry. The last thing you’ll want to see when jetting off into space is a loose fitting, or rattling bolt.


When trying to produce the immensely complex and specific designs used in aerospace, the ability to produce multiple items to a high degree of precision means that plastic injection moulding is a firm favourite.


Items made using the method range from turbine blades and housings to chassis components and bezel lenses, and much more.


Automotive


The automotive industry has seen a lot of change over the last decade or so. Electric cars are now a common sight on our roads, with some even able to park themselves.


One thing that has remained a constant is the use of plastic injection moulding. It’s not just the ability to mass produce a wide range of items uniformly, it’s also the high-quality finish that means plastic injection moulding is a main stay in the automotive industry.


Components regularly produced include bumpers, dashboards and cupholders.


Consumer Products


Take a look around your immediate surroundings. There’s probably a good few items you can spot that are made out of plastic, and quite a few of those things are likely made through injection moulding.


From your children’s lunchboxes and the Tupperware that’s holding that leftover takeaway, to the food bowl used by your faithful friend, many products that we use in our everyday lives will most likely have been made through injection moulding.


Lighting


The lighting industry is where Amey Plastics first got its start in 1980, and since then we have become one of the UK’s leading plastic injection moulders for the sector.


There are more plastic components involved in lighting than you might realise, from housings to plastic nuts and bolts, and fittings and fixtures.


Whether it’s commercial lighting, automotive lighting or industrial lighting, injection moulding is often the go to production method for any plastic components.


Electronics


Electronics and plastics often walk hand-in-hand, just take a look at your laptop, tablet or phone and you’re bound to find some plastic in the design somewhere.


Most commonly, the electronics sector will use injection moulding for any housings or cases, but also for circuit board mounts and wiring functions.


The range of plastic moulded products used by the electronics sector will be items that not only need to be functional, but also aesthetically pleasing.


The level of detail and high-quality finish needed for these products means that plastic injection moulding is the perfect solution to fulfil these requirements.


The possibilities are endless…


This is just a whistle stop tour of the industries that use plastic injection moulding, the full list is growing each day as more and more businesses discover the benefits of this method of production.


At Amey Plastics, we have been providing elite plastic injection moulding services to a wide variety of sectors for over 40 years.


If you have a project you’d like to discuss with us, why not call us today on 01730 266525, or email us at sales@ameyplasticsltd.co.uk to see how we can help.